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Old 37 Crooked Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Mike Daffron in July 2019

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BH Photo #455542

Map 

Description 

Easily seen from current SR 37 during fall/winter when leaves are gone. Quickly seen all other times if you are careful to look

Facts 

Overview
Concrete pony/through girder bridge over Crooked Creek on Former alignment of State Road 37
Location
Morgan County, Indiana
Status
Removed, area transformed for I69
Future prospects
Indiana 37 is soon to be under construction to become a new leg of Interstate 69 and this bridge is close to current highway. Hopefully it will be unaffected.
History
Research has shown that this section was probably bypassed around 1976 when State Road 37 was "4 laned". It has been this way since at least the mid 1980's as I recall seeing this bridge bypassed at that time.
Design
Concrete through girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.51674, -86.30303   (decimal degrees)
39°31'00" N, 86°18'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/559910/4374353 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mooresville East
Inventory number
BH 62303 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Concrete girder (1,006)
Girder (10,305)
Indiana (4,934)
Lost (25,021)
Morgan County, Indiana (73)
Owned privately (1,749)
Through girder (3,843)

Update Log 

  • August 9, 2020: Updated by Mike Daffron: Bridge has been removed
  • September 1, 2019: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • August 5, 2014: Added by James Norwood

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Comments 

Old 37 Crooked Creek Bridge
Posted March 30, 2020, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

I saw it also and it does look pitiful. I imagine it will soon be gone due to I69.

Old 37 Crooked Creek Bridge
Posted March 30, 2020, by Jim Grey (mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com)

I drove by here in early March. They've removed all the trees and brush, exposing this old bridge. It looked pretty sad, frankly. I was in a rush and couldn't stop for a photo.

Old 37 Crooked Creek Bridge
Posted September 1, 2019, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Driving as slow as I could go on the very small shoulder on a busier than hell 37. Almost anything in pursuit of the elusive bridge. Duh Duh Duhhhhhhhh...

Old 37 Crooked Creek Bridge
Posted September 1, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Mike, I like the photo of the view from new 37

Old 37 Crooked Creek Bridge
Posted September 1, 2019, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

I think this is still being used by the home to the south. I imagine that when I69 finishes butchering things, this will be long gone.